Helen Caldicott was a graduate of the University of Adelaide School of Medicine and was a faculty member of Harvard Medical School.
While at Harvard in the 1980’s, she helped to reinvigorate, as its president, the Physicians for Social Responsibility, an organization of 23,000 doctors committed to educating their colleagues about the dangers of nuclear power, nuclear weapons and nuclear war.
In 1980 she founded the Women’s Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND).
In 1985 the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War won the Nobel Peace Prize.
The author and/or editor of eight books including Nuclear Madness, Missile Envy, and most recently, Sleepwalking to Armageddon, she was named one of the 20th Century’s most influential women by the Smithsonian Institute.
PAUL K. CHAPPELL
Title of Article:
PHAETON'S FOLLY: THE DANGEROUS REINS OF THE NUCLEAR CHARIOT
Paul K. Chappell is the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, an Iraq War veteran, a West Point graduate, an international speaker, and the author of five books.
He grew up in Alabama, graduated from West Point in 2002 and left active duty in November 2009 as a Captain.
He is the author of the Road to Peace series, a seven-book series about waging peace, ending war, the art of living, and what it means to be human.
In 2017 Paul began to work with a team of educational experts at Oregon State University to design and teach Peace Literacy curriculum and assessment for use in public schools through adult and higher education.
He lectures across the country and internationally, and teaches courses and workshops on Peace Leadership.
LINDA PENTZ GUNTER
Title of Article:
WE CAN RELY ON NEITHER LUCK NOR URANIUM FOREVER. CLOSING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS IS THE ESSENTIAL WAY FORWARD
Linda Pentz Gunter founded Beyond Nuclear in 2007 and serves as its international specialist, media and development director. Prior to her work in anti-nuclear advocacy, she was a journalist for 20 years with US and international outlets.
In 2018, Linda launched a new web platform, BeyondNuclearInternational.org, which aims to re-frame the anti-nuclear message through a more human lens. Linda continues to write for Truthout, Counterpunch, The Ecologist and others. She makes occasional appearances as an expert on television and radio programs.
Originally from the UK, Linda has a BA Honors degree in English and Italian Literature from Warwick University
Title of Article:
CONTRIBUTION OF RICHARD FALK TO MEMOIR OF LOIS NICOLAI
Richard Falk is a professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University where he was a member of the faculty for 40 years.
He currently is Professor of Global Law, Queen Mary University, London.
He is author or co-author of twenty books and editor or co-editor of another 20 volumes, including Indefensible Weapons: The Political, and Psychological Case Against Nuclearism, and of On Nuclear Weapons: Denuclearization, Demilitarization and Disarmament, published in 2019.
Professor Falk has been nominated annually for the Nobel Peace Prize since 2009.
He is the Senior Vice President of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and served between 2008 – 2014 as the UN Special Rapporteur for Occupied Palestine.
Title of Article:
BEYOND HIROSHIMA, GREENHAM, AND THE UN NUCLEAR BAN TREATY: A MEDITATION ON RADIATION
Dr. Rebecca Johnson is a long-time feminist peace activist and Director of the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy.
Since 2009, as co-chair and co-founding first president of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), she prioritized her humanitarian disarmament work to achieve the 2017 Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), for which ICAN was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.
She studied physics and chemistry at Bristol University, and received her Ph.D for her thesis on multilateral nuclear arms control negotiations.
She became involved in anti-nuclear and peace campaigning, lived at the Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp (1982-87) and served several prison sentences in Holloway and other prisons for nonviolent peace and justice actions.
In 1994, she moved to Geneva to support peace-building objectives and work with NGOs and governments to achieve the 1996 Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).
Jonathan Granoff is an International Advocate Attorney emphasizing the legal, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of human development, peace and security, and ending threats posed by nuclear weapons.
He serves as president of the Global Security Institute dedicated to strengthening international security based on cooperation and respect for the rule of law. Its focus is on nuclear arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. All members are united by a common purpose – to create a world free of nuclear weapons.
Mr. Granoff is Chair and Senior Advisor for the Task Force on Nuclear Non-Proliferation of the American Bar Association.
He also serves on numerous governing and advisory boards, including the Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy, the Fortune Forum, the Jane Goodall Institute, and the Middle Powers Initiative.
Over the years, he has given expert testimony in Congress and at the UN and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
Title of Article:
ONE YEAR AFTER WE THOUGHT THE DOOMSDAY CLOCK STRUCK MIDNIGHT:
Cynthia Lazaroff is the founder of NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth and Women Changing Nuclear Policy. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and author of Dawn of a New Armageddon, a personal account of her experience during the Hawaii missile scare amidst escalating nuclear dangers, published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on Hiroshima Day.
Cynthia is engaged in citizen diplomacy and mediation efforts with Russia and has founded groundbreaking U.S.-Russian exchange initiatives since the early 1980s. She has produced films including U.S.-Russia Relations: Quest for Stability, a seven-part documentary series, and Mourning Armageddon, a music video featuring Hawaii artist Makana, both released in 2019.
Cynthia served as Director of Creative Affairs at Armand Hammer Productions where she developed mini-series such as Mother Russia for HBO The Cuban Missile Crisis for NBC and the award-winning Hiroshima for Showtime. Cynthia co-produced The Challenge of the Caucasus, featuring the first joint ascent of Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, by Soviet and American youth whom she co-led to the summit. In 1983, at the height of Cold War tensions, Cynthia co-founded the US-USSR Youth Exchange Program where she pioneered exchanges in art, literature, theater, education, film, sports, wilderness adventures, urban leadership and environmental service.
Frank von Hippel, a nuclear physicist, is a Senior Research Physicist and Professor of Public and International Affairs emeritus at Princeton University where, in 1975, he co-founded and co-chaired, for three decades, what is now Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security.
During 1983–1990, Professor von Hippel worked with President Gorbachev’s science advisor, Evgenyi Velikhov, to develop a number of successful initiatives to end nuclear testing and the production of plutonium and highly enriched uranium for weapons, part of the Freeze agenda.
In 2006, Professor von Hippel co-founded the nongovernmental International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM) and co-chaired it for its first nine years. The IPFM includes experts from eighteen countries and develops proposals for initiatives to reduce global stocks of plutonium and HEU and the numbers of locations where they can be found.
Professor von Hippel has advised U.S. Administrations and Congress on nuclear security issues since the Carter Administration. During 1993–1994, he served as Assistant Director for National Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and played a major role in developing a number of US–Russian cooperative nuclear initiatives.
Title of Article:
HIROSHIMA UNLEARNED: TIME TO TELL THE TRUTH ABOUT US RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA AND BAN THE BOMB
Alice Slater is a nuclear policy expert who graduated from Cardozo Law School in 1984 and today is a member of the NYC Bar Association.
She serves on the Board of World Beyond War and is a UN NGO Representative of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
She is on the Board of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, the Global Council of Abolition 2000, and the Advisory Board of Nuclear Ban-US, supporting the mission of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons which won the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize for its work in realizing the successful UN negotiations for a Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.
She began her long quest for peace as a suburban housewife, when she organized Eugene McCarthy’s presidential challenge to Johnson’s illegal war in Vietnam in her local community. As a member of the Lawyers Alliance for Nuclear Arms Control, she traveled to Russia and China on numerous delegations engaged in ending the arms race and banning the bomb.
She has written numerous articles and op-eds, with frequent appearances on local and national media.
My name is Karipbek Kuyukov and I was born on July 18, 1968, in a village called Yegindybulak, Kazakhstan.
My village is about a hundred kilometers from the former Semipalatinsk nuclear test site. Before me, there was a girl and a boy who didn’t live to be even one year old in our family. My parents have lived and worked in this village all their lives and were firsthand witnesses to the nuclear tests.
I eventually went to school in Leningrad, which is now Saint Petersburg, because there was a prosthesis institute located there. I was born with no arms because my mother and father were subjected to the radiation that escaped from the nuclear testing outside our village.
I also studied in the Volgograd and Orlovsky Oblsasts in Russia. After graduating high school, I enrolled into a bookkeeping course at a college in Zagorsk, in the Moscow Oblast, and graduated in 1987.
I have been traveling around the world since I was 24 years old, when I made a month speaking tour of the USA, which was organized by my friends Lois Nicolai and Olzhas Suleimenov. Now I speak worldwide about the hazards of nuclear radiation disease.